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Calendar, Night&Day There is no festival

There is no festival

Riled opponents may enjoy finding it ironic that at the fifth Atheist Film Festival, even the non-documentary fare makes bold claims on big truths — be it 2002's The Magdalene Sisters, about Irish teenagers deemed "fallen" and sent to…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Can’t Fight in Here! This Is the War Room!

You Can’t Fight in Here! This Is the War Room!

Dark Room Productions has a 50-megaton death wish: It’s presenting Dr. Strangelove: Live! Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb Anyway. Having just watched Peter Sellers call the president “mein Führer” and combat his own alien…
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Music, All Shook Down Peter Sellers Double Feature At Castro Theatre

Peter Sellers Double Feature At Castro Theatre

If you didn't know, Peter Sellers was a comedic genius. His multiple funny roles in Dr. Strangelove was a precursor to further versatile actors like the Monty Python troupe and Eddie Murphy, and was outright snubbed of winning another…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of May 22:

Afro Samurai (Funimation) Airwolf: Season Three (Universal) Alone With Her (IFC) Breaking Point (Fox) The Complete Matrix Trilogy (Warner Bros.) Epic Movie (Fox) Escape to Canada (Disinformation) Fay Grim (Magnolia) The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Unrated 2-Disc Double Your Pleasure Edition (Universal)…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of May 22:

Afro Samurai (Funimation) Airwolf: Season Three (Universal) Alone With Her (IFC) Breaking Point (Fox) The Complete Matrix Trilogy (Warner Bros.) Epic Movie (Fox) Escape to Canada (Disinformation) Fay Grim (Magnolia) The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Unrated 2-Disc Double Your Pleasure Edition (Universal)…
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Film, Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough

This is not George Lazenby making his doomed run at James Bond, or even Mel Gibson presuming to play Hamlet. This is serious heresy, combined with a touch of felonious assault. It has evidently not occurred to Steve Martin that,…
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Dining, The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

James Cromwell turns 60 tomorrow, Jan. 27, 2000. After 40 very successful years in show business, the longtime character-actor-turned-Oscar-nominee has suddenly found himself with a whole new kind of career. Ever since the Academy recognized Cromwell for his sympathetic…
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Dining, Eat Spicy Sanctuary

Spicy Sanctuary

It was a dark and stormy night. If this had been January, that would not have been my, or anyone's, lead sentence. But this was early September, the time when San Franciscans traditionally throw off their summer-long fog and bask…
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Second Time Around

Lolita From the beginning, British comedy fans loved the work of Peter Sellers, for its wit and sure attack and for its fillip of emotion. But it took a brilliant young American director with a hip, cosmopolitan temperament to exploit…
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